The Sally Gardens

Words: W. B. Yeats, 1889. Tune: Maids of the Mourne Shore, Trad.

Audio

This example of "The Sally Gardens" is performed by Jill Anderson on her album, Cool of the Day
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This song is a derivative of You Rambling Boys of Pleasure.

It was down by the Sally Gardens, my love and I did meet.
She crossed the Sally Gardens with little snow-white feet.
She bid me take love easy, as the leaves grow on the tree,
But I was young and foolish, and with her did not agree.

In a field down by the river, my love and I did stand
And on my leaning shoulder, she laid her snow-white hand.
She bid me take life easy , as the grass grows on the weirs
But I was young and foolish, and now am full of tears.

Down by the Sally Gardens, my love and I did meet.
She crossed the Sally Gardens with little snow-white feet.
She bid me take love easy, as the leaves grow on the tree,
But I was young and foolish, and with her did not agree.